Hodonín

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Hodonín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦodoɲiːn]; German: Göding) is a town on the River Morava in the southeast of Moravia, in the Czech Republic. It lies in the South Moravian Region, on the border with Slovakia. The population is around 25,000.

Hodonín
Town
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Hodonín
Flag
Coat of arms of Hodonín
Coat of arms
Hodonín is located in Czech Republic
Hodonín
Hodonín
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 17°7′57″E / 48.84889°N 17.13250°E / 48.84889; 17.13250Coordinates: 48°50′56″N 17°7′57″E / 48.84889°N 17.13250°E / 48.84889; 17.13250
CountryCzech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictHodonín
Founded11th century
Government
 • MayorLibor Střecha
Area
 • Total63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
Elevation
167 m (548 ft)
Population
 (2019-01-01[1])
 • Total24,682
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
695 01
Websitewww.hodonin.eu

HistoryEdit

Hodonín was first mentioned in 1046. In 1228 it became a town. In 1850 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of independent Czechoslovakia, was born here.

EconomyEdit

In the vicinity of the town there is an oil field and a stratum of brown coal, which was formerly transported to the town of Otrokovice, a few kilometers from the city of Zlín, by the Baťa Canal, which was built by the Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa and now operates as a tourist attraction.

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±%
18907,616—    
19009,018+18.4%
192113,200+46.4%
193014,882+12.7%
195013,572−8.8%
197020,829+53.5%
YearPop.±%
198025,485+22.4%
199128,230+10.8%
200127,361−3.1%
200626,226−4.1%
201125,479−2.8%
201924,682−3.1%

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Hodonín is twinned with:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of municipalities of the Czech republic". Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Partnerská města: Město Hodonín" (in Czech). Město Břeclav. Retrieved 21 August 2019.

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